Silent Mac update nukes dangerous webserver installed by Zoom

Enlarge (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images) Apple said it has pushed a silent macOS update that removes the undocumented webserver that was installed by the Zoom conferencing app for Mac. The webserver accepts connections from any device connected to the same local network, a security researcher disclosed on Monday. The server continues to run even when a Mac user uninstalls Zoom. The researcher showed how the webserver can be abused by people on the same network to force Macs to reinstall the conferencing app. Zoom issued an emergency patch on Tuesday in response to blistering criticism from security researchers and end users. Apple on Wednesday issued an update of its own,… Read More

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May Mobility reveals prototype of a wheelchair-accessible autonomous vehicle

Autonomous transportation startup May Mobility is doing more than just talking about accessibility when it comes to self-driving transportation tech development. The company recently began developing a wheelchair-accessible prototype version of its autonomous shuttle vehicle, and just concluded an initial round of gathering feedback from the community of people in Columbus, Ohio, who would actually be using the shuttle. May Mobility’s design includes accommodations for entry and exit, as well as for securing the passenger’s wheelchair once it’s on board during the course of the trip. The company learned from the first round of feedback that its design needs improvement in terms of making the ramp longer to facilitate more… Read More

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MacBook Air 2019: what we want to see

After years of waiting, the latest MacBook Air finally hit the shelves in October 2018. And, with it came a few improvements to the MacBook Air lineup, like the awesome new fingerprint sensor. Most recently, Apple has given the MacBook Air a refresh, bestowing its Retina display with True Tone technology, lowering the price to $1,099 (£1,099, AU$1,699) – originally $1,199 (£1,199, AU$1,849), and giving it the same improved keyboard as the MacBook Pro 2019. However, we think more could have been done to bring the popular laptop into the modern age. And, that’s why we can’t wait to see what Apple does with the MacBook Air 2019. That is,… Read More

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MacBook Pro 2019 release date, news and features

While the MacBook Pro 2018 is clearly an upgrade from its 2017 predecessor, there are still many MacBook users that are getting fed up with Apple’s recent moves. Apple has been releasing new MacBook Pros and other Apple devices faster than we can replenish our bank accounts. And, while some of these upgrades have resulted in better devices – hats off to you, Mac mini – some of these updates are falling flat. These updates are all due to Apple changing the way they approach the MacBook Pro back in 2016, focusing on features that make one of the best Macs more appealing to everyday users by further streamlining the… Read More

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MacBook Pro 2019 release date, news and features

While the MacBook Pro 2018 is clearly an upgrade from its 2017 predecessor, there are still many MacBook users that are getting fed up with Apple’s recent moves. Apple has been releasing new MacBook Pros and other Apple devices faster than we can replenish our bank accounts. And, while some of these upgrades have resulted in better devices – hats off to you, Mac mini – some of these updates are falling flat. These updates are all due to Apple changing the way they approach the MacBook Pro back in 2016, focusing on features that make one of the best Macs more appealing to everyday users by further streamlining the… Read More

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